View Full Version : [gnome] I messed up Big Time

January 26th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Ok so, I have a school computer that is supposed to be completely private. However, although we are assigned computers people keep coming onto my computer. So in retaliation, I deleted their things. The next day my computer was loaded with more documents, work etc. So finally I got sick of it and I changed the username and password however I completely forgot the username. I know the password but is there any other way to get onto the computer to change the username and log back in?

I have Ubuntu Gnome version 2.22.2

January 26th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Boot into recovery mode from GRUB menu and get into root shell. Then, look in /home to see what your new username is.

ls -la /home
You can reset your password from that prompt to.

passwd username
Type exit if you are all done.

January 26th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Hey thanks so much, really, I appreciate it so much.